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Well, that was humiliating.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Out on my usual Saturday morning run. Tired, but not unusually so - generally by 7:30am on Sat mornings I've been awake for 22-23 hours already (transitioning from days off back to night shift, you know). About 2/3 of the way through my run. Aaaaaand, suddenly I'm losing my balance. And can't regain it.

So I fall. Amazingly (and I'm sort of proud of myself here; I didn't think I had the instincts XD) halfway through the fall I manage to tuck and roll. Got right up, very smoothly, I must say. Already developing some killer hip pain, but I can deal with pain.

What really killed me was that here it was, 7:30am on a Saturday morning, and unlike every other Saturday morning there are not even one, but TWO people right ahead of me, one on either side of the street, AND a car passing by. Seriously, what are the odds? >.>

Well, the car just keeps rolling on, the gentleman across the street expresses some concern, which I wave off with an embarrassed smile. But the guy right ahead of me - I'd immediately stared walking again after rising, and as we passed each other (me walking a little stiffly) he's just sort of eyeballing me sideways with a nasty little smirk, like "That's what fattie gets for thinking it can run." It made me just want to curl up into a ball and die.

I really hate people sometimes. :/

But on the positive side, after a few minutes I was able to start jogging again. The pain seemed to lessen quite a bit at that pace, although once I slowed down again - YOWCH! Needless to say, the first thing I did after walking through my front door was downing some pain pills. I've got what looks like the beginnings of a pretty gnarly bruise on my right hip where I hit the concrete, but that;s to be expected.

I just wish that could have happened without any witnesses. XD
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  • no profile photo CD13516725
    Sorry that you fell. That is an embarrassing moment. You were a trooper though and got through it just fine. Hopefully, the bruise will only be a small one.
    2283 days ago
  • BEACHCALSIX
    what a jerk, hate people like that! Hope the bruise isn't too bad!
    2283 days ago
  • BELDAME
    Nothing like a little public humiliation to keep a person humble, right? I feel your pain.
    We used to rent a little house that sat atop a hill, accessed by a precarious walkway. One winter after a nasty ice/slush storm, the walkway was solid ice. I was walking up the path, laden down with groceries, and I lost my footing - SPLAT! Face-down on the ice like I was doing a reverse snow angel, and I SLID the whole way to the bottom. Every time I tried to stand up, BOOM! Fell down again, all much to the amusement of the hipster feminine hygiene products coming out of the sports bar across the street.

    All you can do is get back up and shrug it off, I guess. emoticon
    2285 days ago
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